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Title: Engineer's transit

Accession Number: 1953.3025
Type: engineer's transit
Maker: Bliss & Company
Place: USA, FL, Tallahassee
Description: Engineer's transit, E.W. Bliss Co. This instrument was used for many years to determine the noon drop of the "time ball" at Tallahassee, Florida. A time ball was a device usually mounted on the top of a building, which would give a visible signal at noon. Anyone within sight of the ball could set his timepieces.

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